John Perry, LCSW, has worked in the helping field for nearly twenty years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University where he was a Founder's Day Award Recipient. He also holds a Masters of Science in Social Work program at The University of Texas. While completing the MSSW program, John was honored by being appointed Dean's Ambassador for Social Work. He has provided counseling services at Capital Area Counseling in Austin. He also provided medical social work at St. David's HCA in Round Rock and North Austin Medical Center as well as Austin Lakes Psychiatric Hospital providing counseling to individuals requiring the highest level of care and crisis intervention.
John is now in private practice working full time. He works with adolescents, adults, couples and groups. He is EMDR trained and is skilled working with Trauma and PTSD issues. In addition, he works with clients dealing with LGBT issues, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Relationships, and Life Transitions.
John's experience includes having worked at Waterloo Counseling Center where he saw individuals and couples. He worked with individuals who were exploring gender identification. He also facilitated a group for Trans-Women (MTF).
John also worked as a counselor at Phoenix House where he developed extensive experience dealing with issues related to substance use. At Phoenix House he worked with residential clients, primarily adolescent boys between ages 13 and 18, struggling with substances. In this capacity, he counseled clients and their families to identify stressors such as poor communication, emotional and physical abuse, depression, anxiety, and trauma that may underlie the substance abuse issues. He also worked in the Out-Patient Program and Collegiate Program offered by Phoenix House.